What it means to “eat the rainbow”

EatTheRainbow

Filling your plate with a variety of different colored fruits, vegetables and high-fibre grains is about more than a good instagram story. When we say you should “eat the rainbow”, we aren’t referring to the Skittles motto from 10 years ago. Since there is a relationship between color and nutritional value, you can learn a lot about your food just by looking at it. Certain colors of foods indicate an abundance of specific nutrients. That’s why when you look at your plate, you should see a rainbow of color coming from a number of sources. Here’s some inspiration:

Red: For your heart

Cherries/Strawberries/Raspberries

Beetroot

Tomatoes

Blue: For your circulation

Blueberries

Plums

Aubergine

Green: For your muscles

Broccoli

Spinach

Kiwi

Orange: For your skin and eyes

Carrots

Oranges

Sweet potato

Yellow: For your brain

Pineapple

Yellow peppers

Lemon

White: For your immune system

Garlic

Cauliflower

Onions